Also called Eye Plastic Surgery, Oculoplastic surgery is a subspecialty of surgical ophthalmology. In general, oculoplastic procedures deal with the management of abnormalities of the tear (lacrimal) system, eyelids, orbit (bony eye socket), and surrounding facial area. An oculoplastic surgeon is an ophthalmologist – medical doctor and eye surgeon – who also completed advanced training in plastic surgery for the ocular region.
Your eyelids and the surrounding areas of your face are very delicate and complex. Not only do they affect the way you appear, but they also affect your quality of sight. Because specialized and complex medical eye care is a critical part of these types of plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgeons are exclusively qualified to perform the procedures.
At Wesson and Mothershed Eye Center, we are pleased to have Dr. Sonya Miles, a fellowship trained Oculoplastic Surgeon, perform eyelid surgeries at our clinic. Dr. Miles is experienced and skilled, and she will expertly balance issues of beauty and eye health to achieve clear vision and an attractive, natural look.
What Conditions Are Treated With Oculoplastic Surgery?
A variety of oculoplastic surgeries exist, and they are designed to address both cosmetic and medical issues. Some of the most common conditions include:
We Provide Treatments For Other Eye Conditions, Such As:
Oculoplastic surgeons perform procedures such as the repair of droopy eyelids, removal of tumors on eyelids, eyelid reconstruction and facial rejuvenation procedures including eye lifts and cosmetic fillers.
We also provide LASIK Co- Management!
Dr. Sonya Mitchell Miles is one of a handful of skilled surgeons in the country trained in her unique specialty of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Miles graduated Summa Cum Laude from Union University in Jackson, TN. She then received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. Her internship was completed at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery aims to improve the appearance of puffy or drooping eyelids through eyelifts, repositioning fats, and tightening excess skin.